Ballard Spahr's Real Estate Department is the best in Pennsylvania, and the firm's Litigation Department is tops in New Jersey, according to the leading legal news publications in those states.

The Legal Intelligencer in Philadelphia, America's oldest daily law journal, recognized Ballard Spahr's Pennsylvania Real Estate practice for its accomplishments over the past two years—leading roles in landmark real estate development projects and headline-making financing deals. And the New Jersey Law Journal named the firm Litigation Department of the Year for 2016, based on outstanding results achieved on behalf of clients in cases of importance throughout the state, region, and nation. Both are published by ALM, a leading source for legal news nationally.

Our Real Estate attorneys structured the development transaction for the tallest building in Commonwealth history—the $1.2 billion Comcast Innovation and Technology Center in Philadelphia. In addition, they spearheaded an array of developments of staggering scope, scale, and sophistication. Among them: the $160 million Rodin Square mixed-use project near Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Drexel University’s joint venture with Wexford Science + Technology for the billion-plus-dollar University City Development.

We closed all three projects within weeks of each other, demonstrating the bench strength that is a hallmark of the department. At the same time, we successfully handled dozens of other major projects—from 10-figure real estate financings and massive lease deals to land-use matters that demonstrate our resourcefulness and proficiency with complicated new laws.

Our New Jersey litigators are a key component in our national litigation strength. We achieve success for industry-leading clients through a variety of means—trial victories in state and federal courts around the country, appellate decisions, advantageous settlements, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution, successful pretrial motions, and securing strategic advantages such as limiting the scope of a class. Our clients span a wide variety of industries, including automotive, manufacturing, higher education, energy, financial, and gaming.

What set apart our Litigation Department was more than just its strong and varied bench of talent—we are trusted advisers and business partners. We approach clients’ litigation issues as business challenges—analyzing issues and formulating strategies that align with our clients’ expectations and business objectives.

That’s why these leading sources for legal news chose Ballard Spahr as the best.